Key legislation

 

In Victoria, sex work is governed by the Sex Work Act 1994 (Vic) (“SW Act”), and the Sex Work Regulations 2016 (Vic) (“SW Regulations”).

In this chapter, penalties for offences under the SW Act or the SW Regulations are listed as the maximum penalty units or term of imprisonment.


NOTE

For the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019, one penalty unit (pu) equals $161.19 under Victorian state law. For more information, see A note about penalty units”.


If you are charged with an offence, get legal advice as soon as possible (see Legal services that can help).